At 6-foot-5 and 224 pounds, Zach Mettenberger reminds at least one analyst of Joe Flacco
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ESPN analyst Ron Jaworski has some interesting takes on the quarterbacks in the 2014 NFL Draft class, with his latest rankings sure to raise a few eyebrows. Jaworski gave his updated quarterback rankings on Friday morning, with LSU's Zach Mettenberger coming in the No. 2 spot behind Blake Bortles of UCF.
Mettenberger, who suffered a torn ACL that brought his collegiate career to an end, is followed by Louisville's Teddy Bridgewater, Johnny Manziel of Texas A&M and Fresno State's Derek Carr.
When Jaworski was explaining his decision to place Mettenberger in the No. 2 ranking, he said, "When you watch him on tape, this guy has an NFL skill set."
Jaworksi then said that Mettenberger is "very similar" to Baltimore Ravens quarterback Joe Flacco.
Mettenberger is a larger quarterback who has a big, live arm and the ability to stand tall in the pocket, so the comparison of his and Flacco's physical traits may not be that far off base.
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Obviously, if Mettenberger can have the success that Flacco has had in the early part of his career and win a Super Bowl title, there isn't a team that wouldn't be thrilled to have him on board. If Mettenberger doesn't reach that level of success, he will at least hope to get a small taste of that big Flacco contract.